Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Who's Silly?

Today from the Oregonian editors on an anti-Measure 50 ad:

The industry's last TV spot veers into silly desperation, attacking Measure 50 because it's a constitutional amendment. So what? This state's Constitution is full of scores of amendments, and the Legislature referred this one only because too many lawmakers, having taken campaign money from the tobacco folks, wouldn't pass it as a statute.
[emphasis mine]

How embarrassing from a newspaper that has decried too many initiative petitions that overcrowd the ballot. But, overcrowding the state Constitution isn't a problem? If you can't get something approved as a statute, it's okay to put it in the constitution?

The logic is so lame that one feels a bit sheepish going after the Oregonian on this. If we were in a boxing match, the referee would have stopped the fight.


George Berryman said...

Terrance! How ya been? I am back up and blogging at Alamo Nation.

And you should get a load of our Texas state constitution sometime. It's getting to be about as big as the U.S. tax code.

terrance said...

George, so good to have you back! And to know that everything is good with you--more than good. I was worried about you.

Congratulations on picking up the load and going forward on a path to make a difference in our kids' lives--and picking up blogging again.

I'm still an on-and-off blogger with big pauses at times. Blogging is a marathon that needs to fit around one's real life. :-)

George Berryman said...

Just remember to keep enjoying the race and don't worry so much about the finish Terrance! =)